(Stephen Strasburg signs autographs for kids while fending off autograph hounds on his way out of Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown. Screencap via WHAG/Your4State.com)
So how is Stephen Strasburg feeling after his first rehab start? Probably better today than he was feeling early Sunday evening as he attempted to leave Hagerstown, only to be met by a swarm of autograph hounds. But he feels great, Mike Rizzo said Monday night on the Mike Rizzo show on 106.7 The Fan:
"The most important thing was how he felt today after he threw the 31 pitches, and he felt great. He's going to be able to throw his side tomorrow. He continues to...be on track and... rehab is going smoothly."
(Mike Rizzo, via The Mike Rizzo Show, 106.7 The Fan, 8/8/2011)
And so, with a side session scheduled for today (Tuesday), Strasburg appears to be on track for a Friday night start in a location to be determined. In other words, Stras will pitch Friday for Potomac in Woodbridge, barring any setbacks, of course.